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Medina Junior Takes First Place in State for Esthetics

May 5, 2016
by Lisa Bielmeier

Medina junior, Marissa Pecorella, took first place in the Esthetics category at the New York State SkillsUSA competition. Marissa competed against eight other BOCES cosmetology students from across the state for creating a makeup look that incorporated a bird theme. It was the first time that the New York SkillsUSA competition has held this particular contest.

Marissa Pecorella with her gold medal.


SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry that work together to ensure America has a skilled workforce while encouraging students to become world-class workers, leaders and responsible American citizens. Marissa, who attends the Cosmetology program at the Orleans Career and Technical Education Center, designed the makeup look on her model around the New York State bird, the bluebird.

Marissa's bird makeup.


Marissa is already working freelance as a makeup artist and says she will continue to do so to put herself through law school after graduation. She will represent New York State in Louisville, Kentucky at the National SkillsUSA competition at the end of June.

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